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Honorary Fellow of Newnham announced as British Science Association President-Elect

The British Science Association has named psychologist Professor Dame Uta Frith as its next President. Professor Frith will take up the role in September, succeeding current BSA President, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell. Her year-long term…

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Newnham Fellow follows in footsteps of Henry Sidgwick and is named as Knightbridge Professor

Professor Rae Langton has been elected to be the Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy – 134 years after the position was held by Professor Henry Sidgwick, one of the people who founded Newnham College in 1871.…

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Newnham College named as finalist for prestigious Employer of the Year award

Newnham College has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category in the Cambridge News and Media Business Excellence Awards 2017 for focusing on the health and wellbeing of its employees. Under the…

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Eugenia Cheng with Dame Carol Black

YouTube maths star returns to Cambridge to cook up a storm at memorial lecture

Dr Eugenia Cheng aims to rid the world of ‘maths phobia’ and she brought her innovative campaign to Newnham for our annual Gillian Vaisey Memorial Lecture. Cheng, a former research Fellow at Newnham and…

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Newnham rower announced Blue Boat crew member for Tideway clash

A Newnham graduate student has been named as a member of the Blue Boat for this year’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Anna Dawson is studying in Cambridge thanks to a studentship set-up in the…

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Former Principal with ‘extraordinary ability’ to be awarded one of the largest international prizes for arts and humanities

A former Principal of Newnham College has been named as the recipient of the The Holberg Prize – worth around £430,000 – for ‘shedding light on pressing and intellectual and ethical questions of our…

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Newnham holds Wikipedia edit-a-thon to make the internet less sexist on International Women’s Day

Newnham College held a mass Wikipedia edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day to address the lack of online biographies available about eminent women. Fellows, students, alumnae, and staff at the College were joined by members…

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Mary Beard talks Thatcher, Clinton and May and what their roles mean for women in LRB Women in Power lecture

Cambridge classicist Professor Mary Beard explores the facts surrounding women in power and the depiction of them in the media past and present in her latest London Review of Books lecture. The Newnham Fellow’s…

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Newnham hosts Wikipedia edit-a-thon to help make the internet less sexist

Newnham College will mark International Women’s Day with a mass edit-a-thon to address the lack of online biographies available about eminent women. Wikipedia is the seventh most visited website in the world – but…

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Nina O'Hare on site

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

Cambridge graduates enter a wide range of careers but making a difference tops their career wish lists. Newnham College graduate, Nina O’Hare, is the second Newnhamite to be featured in the Cambridge University series…

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